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Post by RawkBunny » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:02 am

Anyone in the area who wants to come through and make a day/evening out of helping/educating me with some stuff on the ACR will get lots of pizza and beer! Yumm....

Requirements:

1) Swap current exhaust to a gutted cat off of Nate's car

2) Show me how to do an oil change on an SRT (I'm migrating from Nissan, I just need some instruction on where everything is)

3) Show me how to empty the catchcan

4) Tuck the license plate behind the front fascia and cut out the mesh.

5) Lots of silly time to cheer me up because Nate is in Germany for two weeks

I live with Nate in Silver Spring, so if you showed up for that epic 2gn BBQ a while back, you know where it's at. Otherwise just PM me and I'll get you the address. I think Jerry said he's busy this weekend but is free next week. John (Dante)? Juan?

Babe said we had all the tools necessary in the toolchest but it would be wise to bring a few that you know we need JUST in case we can't find them.

Appreciate the help!
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Re: Help RawkBunny, she'll buy you pizza :)

Post by UriahRR » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:19 am

RawkBunny wrote:Lots of silly time to cheer me up because Nate is in Germany for two weeks
Done. I'll be there ready to excavate. :rockon:
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Post by JeffM » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:41 am

If you weren't 553 miles away I would definitely come help. :( Otherwise, I know how to do all those things.
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:49 am

I work Saturday till 4 and I'm off Sunday. Let me talk to the Mexican one and I'll let you know.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:46 am

Oil change is fairly simple, and trust me... I've had my share of retarded vehicles because I work at an oil change shop (Ford Taurus and Chevy Cavalier are the WORST to change the filter on).

The PT Cruiser, SRT, Neon all have the filter and plug right there next to each other. I don't know why not all companies decided to do it this way.... I swear, some of the makers were like "Think the mechanics will be able to reach this filter easy? Yea? What if we tuck it up over here? Ya, that's a good spot. When they take that filter off, they're going to spill oil ALL over the place"... bastards...
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Post by RawkBunny » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:47 am

JeffM wrote:If you weren't 553 miles away I would definitely come help. :( Otherwise, I know how to do all those things.
Comon Jeffie, you can make it :p
Danteneon wrote:I work Saturday till 4 and I'm off Sunday. Let me talk to the Mexican one and I'll let you know.
Sweet. You guys rock :)
2005.Neon.SXT wrote:Oil change is fairly simple
Good :) I used to do them on my Nissan before I got the SRT, I just don't know where everything is situated and blah blah blah need someone to point things out before I dive in. :) can't friggin wait.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:59 am

RawkBunny wrote:
2005.Neon.SXT wrote:Oil change is fairly simple
Good :) I used to do them on my Nissan before I got the SRT, I just don't know where everything is situated and blah blah blah need someone to point things out before I dive in. :) can't friggin wait.
That's pretty sweet. Oil changing is fun, but I like when we get to do the other maintenance stuff at work (when people realize that vehicles actually don't run on gasoline alone).

When the guys show up, you'll see the oil pan and filter right there next to each other. Will be the easiest oil change you ever do :)

Take pics! Haha.
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Post by JeffM » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:18 pm

2005.Neon.SXT wrote:I don't know why not all companies decided to do it this way....
Really? I think it's a complete bitch where they placed it. Gotta loosen the drain plug to make sure it comes off, but the filter is in the way. :rofl:
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:21 pm

You just got to screw it in the right order, to get the fluids flowing Jeff. :rofl:
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:55 pm

JeffM wrote:
2005.Neon.SXT wrote:I don't know why not all companies decided to do it this way....
Really? I think it's a complete bitch where they placed it. Gotta loosen the drain plug to make sure it comes off, but the filter is in the way. :rofl:
I think I heard about this, as far as the SRT-4 oil pan and filter placement. On mine, the filter is upright off to the side of the plug. I can remove either one without one being in the way.

Sucks to be you! Nah, but that's a lot better than having the filter 2 inches from the exhaust manifold, up over the air dam piece, between coolant lines, next to the starter... and yes, that's how they are on the Ford Taurus :banghead: :lol:
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Post by thttxboy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:15 pm

Like i told ya in Carlisle, just let me know when and ill be there....unless I get busy fixing someone elses car lol and Ive been there enough to know that I will be taking my own tools :)

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:12 pm

thttxboy wrote:Like i told ya in Carlisle, just let me know when and ill be there....unless I get busy fixing someone elses car lol and Ive been there enough to know that I will be taking my own tools :)
just make sure juan gets PEPPERONI

i would but my car dont run ! shame on nate for not teaching you these basic things lol!
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Post by Haganracing » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm

Let me know when this happens.. I'm gone all next week.
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Post by Donkeypuncher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:11 pm

2005.Neon.SXT wrote: I swear, some of the makers were like "Think the mechanics will be able to reach this filter easy? Yea? What if we tuck it up over here? Ya, that's a good spot. When they take that filter off, they're going to spill oil ALL over the place"... bastards...
Gotta love the horizontally mounted filters, what a backasswards design. The new impreza has an opening in the exhaust that you have to reach through to get at the filter, got a nice scar on that one.

Gotta make it difficult so the service department can make up for the slower new car sales. Cars being able to go 250k+ miles these days puts a big dent in dealerships wallets.

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Post by bone-yard-racing » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:57 pm

2.2 Ecotec is the worst canister oil filter under the intake manifold completely impossible without buying GM special tool.

Anyway I said I was going to start coming to more MD stuff when is this happening?
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:34 am

bone-yard-racing wrote:2.2 Ecotec is the worst canister oil filter under the intake manifold completely impossible without buying GM special tool.

Anyway I said I was going to start coming to more MD stuff when is this happening?
save your coming to md for a hagan meet with me there

or promise youll make both LOL
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:25 am

Nothing beats a FuzzyHagan Sandwich. :lol:
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Post by RawkBunny » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:28 am

thttxboy wrote:Like i told ya in Carlisle, just let me know when and ill be there....unless I get busy fixing someone elses car lol and Ive been there enough to know that I will be taking my own tools :)
Dante said he's off Sunday, or can you do a day next week after work? :)
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:18 am

bone-yard-racing wrote:2.2 Ecotec is the worst canister oil filter under the intake manifold completely impossible without buying GM special tool.

Anyway I said I was going to start coming to more MD stuff when is this happening?
Nah, I've taken them off with oil filter wrenches or a big wrench/socket. Nothing special needed.

The GM 2.2 OHV isn't too bad if you try to get it from the top or through the wheel well.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:23 pm

occasional demons wrote:Nothing beats a FuzzyHagan Sandwich. :lol:
with a side of occasinal demons lol
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Post by Haganracing » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:43 pm

:rofl:
occasional demons wrote:So maybe a FuzzyDanteHagan sammich might just beat a FuzzyHagan. :-k
Danteneon wrote:My advice is to fight those urges and enjoy the fact that you have both X and Y chromosomes. And an SRT. And your hand. You don't need a girl.

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:23 pm

And Ketchup! :rofl:
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Post by esteinmaier » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:52 am

I'll be there in a couple hours, OK? But yea, you can handle that stuff. Just grow a pair and get under there. Hell, you can fit without even lifting the car up.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:51 am

esteinmaier wrote:. Hell, you can fit without even lifting the car up.

QFT! :lol:
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Post by Paul56 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:00 pm

1,600 miles... too far for me to drive for pizza. :D
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Post by RawkBunny » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:53 pm

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Post by 03_neoviper » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:08 pm

ID definately be there is u didnt live so far away because I am a lube technician for Chrysler and do plenty of srt4s, and srt8's every day .
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Post by thttxboy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:09 pm

im down for any day but sunday works well for me since its the weekend. let me talk to john and see wat works for him

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Post by RawkBunny » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:40 pm

Okie pokie :) Saturday I think is best for me but can work in Sunday
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Post by RawkBunny » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:43 pm

Juan and John are the best---swapping to a gutted cat = even more grins from me when I drive, I love how it sounds now even more.

Removing the mesh = not the best idea, as it doesn't look as good unless you have a bigger intercooler, I have learned. I will probably put the mesh back this weekend.

Learned where everything was to do the oil change and she runs beautifully. I love how you can feel the difference.

Love this damn car. Thanks again guys for all your help.

I wish I had some spare cash for more mods :)
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